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Iran Says Scientist Jailed in US to Return in Days

Iran Says Scientist Jailed in US to Return in Days

Tehran said Monday that scientist Sirous Asgari, one of more than a dozen Iranians behind bars in the United States, is set to return to the country within days. Asgari was accused by a US court in 2016 of stealing trade secrets while on an academic visit to Ohio. But the 59-year-old scientist

As Cases Soar, Minister Warns Iran May Face 2nd Stronger Virus Wave

As Cases Soar, Minister Warns Iran May Face 2nd Stronger Virus Wave

Iran could face a second, stronger wave of novel coronavirus infections if people ignore guidance and social distancing rules, health minister Saeed Namaki said on Monday. Iran, one of the worst-hit countries in the region, started easing its lockdown in April after a drop in deaths. But May s

Iran’s New Parliament Speaker Kicks Off Term by Rejecting Negotiations with US

Iran’s new parliament speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf closed on Sunday the door to any negotiations between Tehran and Washington, describing such talks a “futile.” In his first major speech to the conservative-dominated chamber on Sunday, Ghalibaf also criticized the Iranian government, and sen

Former Guards Air Force Commander Elected Iran Speaker

Former Guards Air Force Commander Elected Iran Speaker

Iranian lawmakers elected former Revolutionary Guards air force commander Mohammad Baqer Qalibaf on Thursday as parliament speaker for one year. State TV said 230 lawmakers, out of 264, voted for Qalibaf, who served as Tehran’s mayor from 2005 to 2017. Qalibaf ran unsuccessfully in two preside

US to End Sanctions Waivers at Iran Nuclear Sites

US to End Sanctions Waivers at Iran Nuclear Sites

The United States has decided to end sanctions waivers allowing Russian, Chinese and European firms to continue work at certain Iranian nuclear sites, a US official and another source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. The sources, who spoke to Reuters on condition of anonymity, confirme

Iran's Newly Elected Parliament Convenes Despite Pandemic

Iran's Newly Elected Parliament Convenes Despite Pandemic

Iran convened its newly elected parliament on Wednesday, dominated by conservative lawmakers and under strict social distancing regulations, as the country struggles to curb the spread of the coronavirus that has hit the nation hard. Iran is grappling with one of the deadliest outbreaks in the re

Iran Marks End of Ramadan on 2 Different Days

Iran Marks End of Ramadan on 2 Different Days

Iranians in a rare event mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan this year on separate days -- Sunday or Monday -- depending on different religious authorities' edicts. Supreme leader Ali Khamenei announced Saturday evening that the Eid al-Fitr would fall on Sunday this year. But the country

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